AAC software for efficient communication in all forms.
Communicator is an AAC software platform that converts text and symbols into clear speech, and that gives individuals computer access and more.
Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 is a software package designed to help individuals with communication disabilities communicate more efficiently. Communicator 5 converts text and symbols into clear speech, and offers easy-to-use tools for computer access, e-mail, text messaging, telephone, environmental control and more.
For emerging communicators to literate adults, Communicator 5 comes with language content designed to match every AAC need., You can customize content through easy-to-use editing tools and communicate via text or symbols, as well as high quality speech for face-to-face communication.
With a modern user interface, improved workflows, smart functions and easy access for caregivers, you can keep language up to date and communicate more efficiently than ever before.
Designed for the Tobii Dynavox I-12+ and I-15+, Communicator works on Windows computers running Windows 7 or newer. It is not yet compatible with the next generation Windows Control (2.0). But it is coming soon and we will make sure you hear about it.
Get started in no time, with the built-in setup guide. Start by selecting one of the predefined user levels, a voice, and a desired input method. Communicator will then create a home page that is pre-populated with industry best practice techniques, clinical, robust, and research-based content as well as relevant page sets.
For personalization and growth, you can remove or edit existing page sets to perfectly match your skills and desires. You can also change the background color of the homepage to better suit your personality as well as easily modify your settings.
Use Communicator 5 regardless of your preferred input method. The software supports direct input via touch screen, which has been significantly improved with Windows 8/10, as well as mouse click, mouse dwell, joystick, or head mouse. You can also use gaze interaction together with the Tobii Dynavox I-Series and I-Series+.
If you require feedback before making a selection, use auditory prompts, and if your personal needs change over the day, simply switch between input methods. For example, use touch input in the morning and gaze interaction in the afternoon.
With support for an unlimited number of user profiles on the same device, Communicator 5 is ideal for schools, assessment centers, and care facilities where several users might share the same system. It also works great for single users who might want to have different settings depending on the time of day.
With Communicator 5.4 you can now use all kinds of recorded messages from Tobii Dynavox Message Banking, as well as external libraries, to be spoken out if the content corresponds to the recorded message. Say “How are you doing?” with your own voice, even after you lose it - through Communicator. When the option “Use Recorded Messages” is enabled, the message windows content is spoken with your recorded words.
We understand that you are dependent on your device and that you need to be able to communicate “right there and then”. That is why we spend quite some time to help speed up your communication. We do this through our symbols, phrases, special keyboards and more.
For those unable to read or write, Tobii Dynavox Communicator 5 lets you use symbols or pictures to support your communication. Symbol pages from the Sono Suite are included and are a great way to begin using the software. With the built-in grammar functions, even symbol users can conjugate verbs and adjectives, thereby aiding language learning.
Included with Communicator 5 are over 15,000 communication SymbolStix symbols that enable people of all ages to communicate clearly and understandably. Communicator 5 also supports other standard-format communication symbol and picture libraries, such as Picture Communication Symbols (PCS). You can also import your own photos and pictures from the computer or use the built in camera to take snapshots.
The quick menu lets you edit buttons fast and easy. You can hide/unhide certain buttons, providing a great learning pathway for emerging communicators. Additionally, you are able to adjust the button font size all across the whole pageset, making the text gradually more important.
For literate users, a built-in dictionary, frequency-based word prediction, as well as access to the Windows desktop and applications helps improve accuracy. By using “My Phrases”, you can also store and quickly access commonly used expressions and phrases, based on categories such as “at work”, and “at the movies”.
Click on the message window or speech button and a clear and understandable voice, specific to your language, age , and gender, speaks. Communicator 5 comes with high quality voices from Acapela and even lets you speak-as-you-type.
You are able to move old Communicator 4 pagesets over to Communicator 5 or get inspired by our community PageSet Central. There you can download pagesets from other users, parents, special education teachers and SLPs for free. Once you have imported your pagesets you can select, copy and delete multiple pages within the Edit Page Set Mode.
In Communicator 5 there is a consistent keyboard layout regardless of which page set you are in. Using the most comfortable keyboard layout will help you type more efficiently.
Additional features are:
Increase your typing speed with the brand new function “dwell-free typing ”. Simply let your gaze sweep over the letters that form the words you want to write. With great accuracy, Communicator 5 knows what you want to write.
Not only does Communicator 5 give you access to the functionality within the software itself, but it also gives you control over the Windows environment. This means that you can control Windows applications that are not part of Communicator via the Communicator Windows keyboard and Tobii Dynavox Gaze Interaction Software.
Use Communicator 5 with the latest Windows operating system with updates that bring even more new features. Communicator works on computers running Microsoft® Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10.
Send any text or keystroke combinations using the universal on-screen keyboard to an open Windows application for quick and easy navigation.
Communicator 5 on-screen Windows keyboards are designed to work side by side with Gaze Selection and Mouse Emulation, with the same keyboard layout in Communicator, providing unparalleled access to Windows applications.
Replace the traditional mouse cursor with your gaze through a supported eye tracker, like the one in the Tobii Dynavox I-12+ and I-15+. The award winning Gaze Selection software makes it possible to control your desktop, or any other application, through an intuitive two-step process that reduces the risk of unwanted clicks. This gives you more relaxed computer access and the ability to hit smaller targets.
Set up your Switch-scan solutions in a variety of ways using one or two switches. As a switch user, the mouse emulation features enable you to hit any clickable element and to control the standard Windows environment, moving beyond communication pages to a new level of functionality.
|Computer||1.8 gigahertz (GHz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor|
|Memory (RAM)||2.0 GB RAM|
|Hard Disk||3.0 GB available|
|Display||800 x 600 or higher resolution, 1020 x 786 is recommended|
|Operating system||Communicator 5 runs on 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Microsoft operating systems.
– Windows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit)
– Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)
|Browser||Mozilla Firefox 31 or newer is recommended|
|Languages||English (US), English (UK), German, Swedish, Norweigan, Danish, Dutch, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Finnish, Italian, Brasilian-Portuguese|
|Works with Tobii Dynavox devices||PCEye Go, PCEye Mini, PCEye Explore, PCEye Plus, I-Series and I-Series+, M-Series, Indi|
|Works with Tobii Dynavox Software||Snap, Compass, Tobii Gaze Interaction Software, Windows Control, Gaze Point, Virtual remote, Boardmaker Student Center, Snap Scene, ALL|
|Additional requirements and considerations||Connection to Internet is necessary for License activation. Please Note that Communicator 5 is not supported on the Tobii Dynavox C-Series or P-10 devices|